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  1. Lawro's predictions: Burnley v Newcastlepublished at 17:48

    After more than 20 years, legendary BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson is making his final set of Premier League predictions this weekend.

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    Lawro's prediction: 1-1

    Burnley started playing with freedom when they sacked Sean Dyche and they won a few games that way.

    The way they were playing was the way you can when there is no expectation or pressure on your shoulders, but it was a different story once they gave themselves a chance of staying up.

    It was no surprise to see them tighten up again recently, because teams always revert to type. The Clarets are determined - which helped them get a point against Aston Villa on Thursday - but they have gone back to how they were playing previously, which is with an element of fear.

    Newcastle, meanwhile, have done a lot of hard work since the turn of the year and had some excellent results.

    I'd be surprised if they left Turf Moor empty-handed... so the final relegation place could be in the balance until the very last kick of the campaign.

    Find out how Lawro thinks the rest of the weekend's Premier League fixtures will go

  2. Burnley v Newcastle: Head-to-head recordpublished at 17:23

    Burnley v Newcastle: 11 Premier League games - Burnley 2 wins, Newcastle 5; Burnley 10 goals, Newcastle 15; Burnley 3 clean sheets, Newcastle 3
    • Burnley have lost each of their past three Premier League meetings with Newcastle, having been beaten in just two of their first eight against them (W2 D4).

    • The Magpies are looking to win four consecutive Premier League games against an opponent for the first time since doing so against QPR between 2012 and 2014.

    • In Premier League history there have been 44 red cards issued in teams’ final games of the season – Newcastle have received more of these than any other side (7). Their most recent came in 2015-16, when Aleksandar Mitrovic was sent off in a 5-1 victory over Tottenham.

    • The Clarets have lost their final league game in each of the past five Premier League campaigns since their return to the division in 2016, having won on matchday 38 in the two seasons they were relegated (4-2 v Tottenham in 2009-10, 1-0 v Aston Villa in 2014-15).

  3. Burnley v Newcastle: Team newspublished at 17:11

    Jay Rodriguez and Fabian Schar

    Burnley defender Matt Lowton is suspended following his red card against Aston Villa on Thursday.

    Forward Jay Rodriguez is doubtful because of a hamstring issue.

    Victory will ensure the Clarets avoid relegation and they would also stay up if they at least match Leeds' result against Brentford.

    Newcastle will continue to monitor Fabian Schar, with the club observing concussion protocol following the defender's head injury against Arsenal.

    The Magpies will also assess Chris Wood, who is nursing a hip issue, while Ryan Fraser is doubtful because of a minor hamstring problem.

    Choose your Burnley XI

    Who makes your Newcastle line-up?

  4. Burnley players used to being around pressure- Jacksonpublished at 14:46

    Burnley players celebrating at Villa ParkImage source, Getty Images

    Mike Jackson said that "everyone is all in" as his side prepare to take on Newcastle in Sunday's crucial final game of the season at Turf Moor.

    The Clarets sit level on points with Leeds, but are ahead on goal difference, and must better the Whites' result to survive the drop.

    "Every game we have had we have said we must get something out of it and the lads have been delivering," said Jackson.

    "They're used to being around that pressure and we have to use it as a bit of a fire inside us."

    The Burnley boss, who took over from Sean Dyche in April, said that Sunday will be "emotional" and that the players must "try and take that out of it".

    With a place in the Premier League on the line, that could be easier said than done.

    But Jackson said he thinks his side perform better "on the edge" and praised their display to draw at Aston Villa on Thursday, adding that they didn't get enough credit for the stellar performance at Villa Park.

    "No matter what happened last night, we would have to get something out of Sunday. They have to take the noise out of it," he said.

  5. Jackson on 'masterclass' at Villa, must-win games and a home crowdpublished at 14:02

    Mike Jackson has been speaking to the media before Burnley's crucial final Premier League game of the season against Newcastle.

    Here are the key lines from his news conference:

    • Jackson reflected on Thursday's draw against Villa as "a masterclass in defending and working as a group", adding that his side's performance was "top draw".

    • He added that the club are currently in the process of appealing against Matthew Lowton's red card and believe they have a "strong case".

    • The Burnley boss said his side's games have been "must win" ever since he took over from Sean Dyche in April, adding that his players are used to that pressure now and it will "stand them in good stead" on Sunday.

    • Jackson said his staff will have one eye on Leeds' game at Brentford from the dugout, but added that it will be "hard to judge" what could happen.

    • A home game on Sunday means Jackson is hoping for an atmosphere that "can make a massive difference to drive the group on".

    • He added that he is "very proud" of his players and that he hopes they can deliver "one last push" to keep themselves in the Premier League.

    Follow all of Friday's news conferences here

  6. 'Everything seems to look in our favour'published at 13:57

    Burnley players celebrate scoring at Aston VillaImage source, Getty Images

    Natalie Bromley, No Nay Never, external

    If you had asked any Burnley fan after the defeat by Brentford whether we would be going into the final game of the season with our destiny in our own hands, we would have laughed at you... and taken it, obviously!

    The Clarets have been immense over the past few weeks. We took decisive managerial decisions, the players stepped up and the fans got behind them.

    I am very proud of our performance at Aston Villa on Thursday. This was a side who were ruthless in their victory just two weeks ago at Turf Moor, and who were a much stronger threat than us on the night.

    But the Clarets found a way - as they have done time and time again. I am still angry about three key decisions that went against us, but they are for another day.

    For now, we look ahead to a horribly massive game at Turf Moor on Sunday. Everything seems to look in our favour: we are at home, we have the goal difference advantage, we have the form, we have Nick Pope.

    But football is also horribly cruel when there is a headline to be written. Please, please, don't let that headline be: "Burnley are relegated thanks to a Chris Wood goal for Eddie Howe’s Newcastle."

  7. Aston Villa 1-1 Burnley: Pick of the statspublished at 08:31

    Matthew Lowton is sent for a tackle on Callum ChambersImage source, Getty Images
    • Aston Villa haven’t won any of their past eight midweek (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) Premier League home games (D4 L4) since a 1-0 win against Arsenal in July 2020.

    • Nick Pope made eight saves in helping his Burnley side to a point against Aston Villa, the joint-most he’s recorded in a single Premier League game (2x v Liverpool, 2x v Aston Villa).

    • Emi Buendia is the second Villa player this season to both score a goal and concede a penalty in a Premier League game after Kaurtney Hause (v Manchester United) in September last year.

    • Ashley Barnes has scored each of his seven Premier League penalties for the Clarets, the most of any player for the club in the division, surpassing Graham Alexander’s tally of six.

  8. Burnley face final-day showdown after Villa drawpublished at 07:21

    Nick Pope makes excellent save to deny Bertrand TraoreImage source, Getty Images

    Simon Stone, BBC Sport at Villa Park

    The perceived wisdom is that Burnley have an advantage in the survival battle because they have been down this road so many times before.

    The reality is they have never gone into the final day with their top-flight future at stake.

    What they do have is home advantage in addition to their position in the table which, thanks to one strike of the ball, is markedly better than it was at kick-off.

    There was no doubting goalkeeper Nick Pope was their man of the match, though, as he repelled Villa on at least half a dozen occasions.

    And, but for Tyrone Mings' superb block to turn Wout Weghorst's late shot wide, Burnley would only have needed a point on Sunday.

    Attention for Aston Villa now will centre around whether they can shake up the Premier League title battle.

    As with many teams at this time of the campaign, Villa's issue is maintaining focus.

    The good news for second-placed Liverpool, given the massive favour they need from Steven Gerrard and his team at leaders Manchester City, is they have not relocated to the beach just yet.

    Neither of the substitutes Danny Ings nor Philippe Coutinho were able to fashion a winner in this game and the red half of Merseyside will hope they were saving their heroics for Sunday at Etihad Stadium.

  9. Aston Villa 1-1 Burnley - Jackson reactionpublished at 22:52 19 May

    Burnley caretaker boss Mike Jackson, speaking to BBC Sport: "It’s not mission accomplished. The least we wanted was a point. We’re a little disappointed not to get the three. Everything I’ve seen tonight is what this group does. They’ve had to dig in, they’ve had to work. We’ll need it again on Sunday.

    "We can’t hide it’s in our hands. There’s still 90-plus minutes of hard work and emotion and everything else to go through on Sunday. It’s about resting up and being ready.

    "Nick Pope is getting better and better. I can’t say enough about him. He’s playing out of his skin. He’s been unbelievable for us, not just as a player but also as a person and a character around the place."

  10. Aston Villa v Burnley - confirmed team newspublished at 19:09 19 May

    Four changes for Aston Villa from the side that drew 1-1 against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

    Emiliano Buendía, Calum Chambers, 18-year-old Carney Chukwuemeka and Jacob Ramse all return.

    Former Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho is rested and starts from the bench ahead of Sunday's final game of the season at Manchester City.

    Ezri Konsa is out with a serious knee injury, while Marvelous Nakamba and Danny Ings start from the bench in what is Villa's final home game of the season.

    Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Chambers, Mings, Digne, Ramsey, Luiz, McGinn, Buendia, Watkins, Chukwuemeka.

    Substitutes: Sanson, Traore, Young, Nakamba, Ings, Coutinho, Olsen, Iroegbunam, Feeney.

    Aston Villa teamImage source, BBC Sport

    A big boost for Burnley who welcome back captain James Tarkowski from a hamstring issue. It's his first match since 7 May.

    Matt Lowton makes way for Tarkowski while there is still no Ben Mee in the 20.

    Burnley XI: Pope, Roberts, Long, Collins, Tarkowski, Taylor, Brownhill, Cork, McNeil, Cornet, Barnes.

    Substitutes: Lowton, Weghorst, Hennessey, Stephens, Lennon, Bardsley, Thomas, Dodgson, Costelloe.

    Burnley teamImage source, BBC Sport
  11. 'We've survived before, we'll survive again' - your 20-word team talkspublished at 17:00 19 May

    Aaron Lennon and Matt LowtonImage source, Reuters

    Burnley have two games left and Prmeier League survival is still in their hands.

    So we asked you for your 20-word team talks to inspire the Clarets to stay up.

    Here's a sample of what you sent:

    Natasha: We've survived before, we'll survive again, get out there, get the ball in the net. Up The Clarets.

    Bobby: Have you had your Weetabix boys? Sean Dyche had a bowl of gravel with rhino milk. Do it for Dychey.

    Paul: Are you Premier League players? Go prove it to yourselves! It's in your hands!

    Mark: Go and express yourselves, lads. Leave everything on the pitch. Let's win this game, boys. Make it happen. Make history.

    Jack: Try to get the ball into the opponent's net, while also endeavouring to prevent the ball going in our net.

  12. Lawro's prediction: Aston Villa v Burnleypublished at 15:59 19 May

    LawroImage source, BBC Sport

    Burnley huffed and puffed against Tottenham on Sunday and showed plenty of spirit to stay in that game until the end, but ultimately they lacked the quality to pick up any points and ended up dropping into the relegation zone later that day, when Leeds drew with Brighton.

    The Clarets need at least a point from their last two games of the season or they are definitely down, and I don't see them getting anything here.

    You could argue Aston Villa have nothing to play for but this is the end of Steven Gerrard's first season in charge and he will want to finish off on a high note in their last home game of the campaign.

    Will Burnley take the game to Villa and run the risk of being picked off early on? I doubt it. They will probably do much the same as they did against Spurs, when their target was a draw. They will keep things tight but I still think Villa will win.

    Lawro's prediction: 1-0

  13. Aston Villa v Burnley: Team newspublished at 15:23 19 May

    Aston Villa's Ezri Konsa and Burnley's Ben Mee

    Aston Villa defender Ezri Konsa will be out for over three months after injuring his knee against Crystal Palace.

    Calum Chambers is expected to deputise for him at centre-back.

    Goalkeeper Emi Martinez is a slight doubt with an unspecified issue, while Kortney Hause and Leon Bailey remain out.

    Burnley will assess defenders James Tarkowski and Ben Mee, both of whom are back in training following hamstring and shin problems respectively.

    Jay Rodriguez, Dale Stephens and Johann Berg Gudmundsson will also be monitored, but Matej Vydra and Ashley Westwood are long-term absentees.

    Choose your Villa line-up to face Burnley

    Pick your Clarets XI

  14. Fantasy 606: The final gameweek of the seasonpublished at 14:00 19 May

    Fantasy 606 graphic

    The penultimate episode of the season and it's crunch time for fantasy football managers.

    Cups, title and bragging rights are all on the line for the final gameweek.

    Can Ali overtake Statman Dave and claim the trophy for the third year in a row?

    Or will Fantasy 606 be crowning a new champion?

    Listen to the podcast on BBC Sounds

  15. Barnes handball 'would have left me fuming' - Antoniopublished at 13:29 19 May

    Ashley Barnes handballs in the penalty areaImage source, Reuters

    West Ham forward Michail Antonio and Newcastle striker Callum Wilson offered their sympathy to Burnley's Ashley Barnes after he was penalised for handball on Sunday at Tottenham.

    Referee Kevin Friend did not initially spot the handball but changed his decision after a video assistant review.

    Harry Kane slotted home the resulting penalty to secure three vital points for Spurs and nudge Burnley into the relegation zone with two games to play.

    "Barnes was stretching and naturally when you do that, you put your arms out to keep your balance," Antonio told the Footballer's Football podcast.

    "He's kicked it from a yard onto Barnes' hand. I think it's really harsh. If that goes against me, I'm fuming."

    Wilson agreed, calling for the handball rule to be reviewed.

    "When it goes for you, of course I'm all for it," he said. "But towards the end of the season, these decisions are defining clubs' futures.

    "We need to make sure decisions are on point every time.

    "This needs to be looked at because the rules are regimenting the game. There are too many grey areas for it to be totally black and white."

    Listen to the full podcast on BBC Sounds

  16. 'You want quality but you need bottle' - Hutchisonpublished at 10:34 19 May

    Aston Villa's Matty Cash and Burnley's Wout Weghorst challenge for the ballImage source, Getty Images

    Ex-Everton midfielder Don Hutchison says quality is important in the survival battle but reckons "bottle and character" are the defining characteristics.

    "Everyone down there is in a scrap and I don't think a couple of defeats last weekend will make a difference to Burnley and Everton," he told BBC Radio 5 Live's Football Daily podcast.

    "At this point, you want quality but you need bottle and character. They need to draw on this the most."

    Burnley travel to Aston Villa tonight knowing a point will take them out of the bottom three on goal difference, although Villa comfortably beat Burnley less than two weeks ago at Turf Moor.

    "I don't think that will affect tonight - you have to bury these results quickly," he said.

    "But Villa have got something to play for. Their players are certainly playing for their positions at the club.

    "Steven Gerrard will want to finish the season with momentum and take a feel-good factor into next season."

    Listen to the full discussion on tonight's games at the bottom of the table from 24'36 on BBC Sounds